Taxon  Report   1855 
Centaurea sulphurea  Willd.
Sicilian star thistle,  Sulphur knapweed
Centaurea sulphurea
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Centaurea sulphurea
© 2001 CDFA
Centaurea sulphurea
© 2001 CDFA
Centaurea sulphurea, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Centaurea sulphurea
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Genus: Centaurea
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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2016).

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